[free-sklyarov] Dangers of eTextbooks

mickey mickeym at mindspring.com
Tue Aug 7 13:42:07 PDT 2001

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"Additionally, if the publisher grants permission, users can lend and
give their eBook selections between
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brad young wrote:

> Now here is one that concerns all students:
> http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/010801/0293.html
> http://www.metatext.com/students/index.htm
> eTextbooks that expire after one semester. The
> publishers must love these
> -No used book market-prices will skyrocket
> -You can't lend eTextbook to a friend
> -You can't give it to someone to use next semester
> -No material cost
> -No school bookstore (middleman) which also happen to
> employ lots of students, many of which (like SJSU) are
> owned by the students.
> -Professors can't copy pages to hand out for
> instructional purposes
> Maybe we should flyer Stanford, Berkley, SJSU during
> book buying season????
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